President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at the Değerlendirme 2019 Evaluation Meeting Saray at the Palace. Health, education, justice, anti-terrorism and investment figures, giving figures Erdogan, the Channel Istanbul project will be launched very soon, he said.
President Erdoğan stated that they aim to finish 2019 bridges, viaducts and junctions with a total length of 23 kilometers in 92 and that they will make this much different with the instructions they give. Beyond these goals, Erdogan pointed out that they have completed 40 bridges, viaducts and intersections with a length of 171 kilometers and opened them for service. .
In this context, Turkey's economic and strategic power that leverages the Canal Istanbul Project Erdogan also draws attention they will start very soon, he said:
“Half a century ago, 'The Bosphorus Bridge is the greatest disaster that has happened to Istanbul.' "Now the channel is the biggest disaster" campaign is running. Same mentality. Nothing has changed. Moreover, none of those who oppose Kanal Istanbul have no knowledge of what this project actually is. Neither the number they explain is true, the places they show are true, nor the place they lived in the past. ”
In this context, Erdogan reminiscent of the accidents in the throats, made the following assessment:
“The Bosphorus has become a place where an average of 45 thousand ships pass annually, 500 thousand people are transported between two sides a day, and the pressure on the cargo and human traffic increases continuously. It is not possible to prevent maritime traffic in the Bosphorus legally, economically and socially. The only solution is to build an alternative waterway. Moreover, this project has not emerged suddenly. This channel is a project that we have been advocating since our mayor's office in Metropolitan Municipality, which we submitted to our nation in 2011. ”
Stating that the project's geological, geotechnical, hydrological research, wave and earthquake analysis, traffic studies, project preparation, infrastructure displacement needs and environmental impact studies have been completed in this process, Erdoğan said, “Didn't they do these campaigns in the same way for Marmaray? Do you know what the number of passengers passing through Marmaray is 440 million. Everything is clear, so clear in the middle. ”
In these studies, Erdoğan stated that over 11 scientists from 34 different disciplines from 200 different universities and various public institutions took part in the project. bridges, 75 railway lines, 2 light rail lines and residential areas of 1 thousand people will be located here. There will be no problems in the financing and construction of the project..